Monthly Archives: April 2013
April 30, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

Disney (DIS) hits a record high of $63.25. This is Disney’s 45% increase since the past year compared to 27% in 2013. Disney is the second-best performer on the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday, April 29. UBS upgraded Disney to Buy from Neutral, with its target price raised to $72 from $55. The UBS […]




April 25, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) launched mini option contracts on March 18, 2013. The launch included five securities namely Google (GOOG), SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) with a possibility of more securities in the future if mini options take off. According to Nasdaq, if the […]




April 24, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted on Tuesday, April 23, news that there were two explosions in the White House and President Obama was injured. Meanwhile, AP staff immediately debunked the fake tweet citing that the hacker did not write the report in “AP style”. AP also used their other Twitter handles to falsify the report. […]




April 9, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

A Candlestick Chart is a tool used to mark the changes in the price of a security and facilitates investors and brokers in analyzing those changes for making buy or sell decisions. In this chart, price is the ultimate factor. Everything else takes a back seat. In a Candlestick Chart, each candlestick represents the trading […]




By Vlad Karpel

Real estate has always been a promising sector and a melting pot of various investments such as real estate investment funds (REITs), REIT exchange-traded funds (REIT ETFs) and real estate mutual funds. There is always room for real estate and infrastructures for a functional and healthy economy. Nowadays, offshore real estate investments are also up for grabs. This […]




April 8, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

Research in Motion (BBRY) recently closed at $14.70 on April 8, Monday. The stock declined by $0.29 or 1.93%. We estimate that Blackberry is in a turnaround phase from very depressed levels. The profits are increasing and above average while it continues to trade at a discount. BlackBerry (ticker: BBRY) reported a strong fiscal-fourth quarter […]




April 5, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

Warren Buffett is one of a kind. This quintessential CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) recently told his shareholders that if he can’t increase Berkshire Hathaway’s intrinsic value over and beyond the S&P 500 index over a long run, then the investors should dump their shares in the company. A pretty bold challenge, but Buffett is […]




April 4, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) faced an expensive explosion when its Mayflower, Arkansas’ crude oil pipeline burst on March 29. The Pegasus pipeline transports more than 90,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil per day from Illinois to Texas. According to the company’s report to U.S. Transportation Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 3,500 to […]




April 3, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

To boost their advantage in the market, option and stock traders should make use of all available tools that can aid them in coming up with the best possible trading decisions. Just like how looking at a photograph or a video clip may help one imagine and understand in vivid details how an incident has […]




April 2, 2013
By Vlad Karpel

If you are seeking to spread out the risk or increase the rate of return from your portfolio, then income funds are appropriate for you. There are various types of income funds – they can be either debt or equity or a combination of the two. Income funds are attractive to investors because of their […]